Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wordless Wednesday- Buzzing About on the Farm and a Mini Bee Sampler freebie

A Wonderful Wednesday to you , sweet friends!
Buzz! Buzz! 
I thought we would buzz out to the farm for a Not So Wordless Wednesday post and for a bee update. 

We lost our big hive at the end of winter and the small weaker hive (or so we thought)   survived. How strange.๐Ÿค” But anyway,  we have captured  more swarms, and  Eeh !  we have 5 as of right now ! They are busy bees and seem to be quite happy.  
I hope you enjoy. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ







 A little bee freebie just for you!  I  haven't stitched this one so I am not sure how it will turn out. It's a choose your own colors chart. 

If you have questions or need any tips on printing  my chart/ doodle click the colored text .



UPDATE: I finished my Mini Bee Sampler. I used some yellow thrifted yarn which I twisted as trim and then added a sweet little bow to corner.  It is now ready to join in with all of my other bee stitches. - July 9, 2023

I used DMC 780, 782, 801, 898, and 3371 .



I appreciate the sweet Wednesday visit. 

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

The hum of the bees is the voice of the garden. - Elizabeth Lawrence. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my dear baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much, Amo. ❤❤❤
 

33 comments:

  1. What fun to see someone saving the bees, giving them a home to be happy and fulfilled in their measure of creation. Such interesting bee boxes, too! Your bee stitchery seems like another winner to me.

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    1. Oh Susan, we have become obsessed with them. There are plenty of flowers in bloom at the farm for them to enjoy as well. I hope they stay happy and content. Thank you so much for the sweet visit. Have a great day. Hugs.

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  2. Thank you for taking care of lots of bees. We need them so badly. Didn't accomplish much today but tomorrow is a new day. Hoping to have my needle and thread in my hands. Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Darlene. We really enjoy looking after them and of course they take care of our flowers as well which makes me happy. Well we all have those kinda days. I hope you had a very lovely one and enjoyed a bit of stitching. Hugs.

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  3. You are good landlords, you made the bees a nice cozy bee community. Gonna start the mini bee sampler after my coffee. Have a great day Melisa. ❤️๐Ÿ๐Ÿค—

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    1. We are enjoying the bees so much Patti. I go out to the farm often to check on them. I hope you enjoy the little sampler. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

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  4. Oooh I'll bet the honey you get from those bees is just delicious!! Hubby likes putting honey in our homemade bread. Our wild plums are blossoming and there is a wild hum all around them!

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    1. Oooh wild plums; I just love them. I bet the bees in your neighborhood are quite happy. Can you imagine the honey from those bees? lol. We were able to get a little honey last year and it was delicious.. Nothing like homemade bread and fresh honey. Thank you for the sweet visit, Vicki

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  5. Interesting - I know nothing about bees except they sting. :-) I've seen bee keeps all around FL. I did look up skep as that seems to be very big in cross stitching only to learn that skeps are not the best for the bees. How are the boxes different? I've also noticed many have little water bottles that hamsters use. ;-) And I guess the big question is how do you keep from getting stung? :-D

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    1. I am still learning about the bees too, Hubby knows a lot more than I do, but I do love going out to the farm to see them. Hubby got a new big box for them this year ; they seem to like it. We have water nearby as well and right now the honeysuckle, privet and clover is blooming. Soon the thistles will be in bloom. Lol hubby has been stung a couple of times but for some reason I can go right up to the box and get down and close and so far they haven't bothered me. Fingers crossed they won't the next time.

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  6. Yay, another bee stitch to add to my addiction...all things bees. I love the quote added to the end of your post. I may try stitching it. Do you have a template for the alphabet?
    I appreciate your generosity in sharing your patterns, knowledge and life on the farm.
    cindyls5462

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    1. Lol I am glad that I am not the only one obsessed with bees. I hope you enjoy this little stitch. I was hoping to start it today, but my fabric did not come in. That is a great idea to stitch the quote. Hmmm. You have me thinking. Lol. You might look at the alphabet in my other mini samplers or perhaps the Farmhouse Sampler that I posted. You may like those alphabets. I do need to post a simple alphabet soon. Thank you so much for the sweet Wednesday visit, Cindy and have a great day

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  7. Sorry about the loss of the large hive, but glad you have been able to capture some swarms. Well done on taking care of the bees!

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    1. It was so strange. They survived the big freeze of the winter and then when it started warming up they passed away. So sad. We are happy that we have been able to capture some new swarms. That means the bees are pretty happy in the neighborhood. Thank you for the sweet visit, Robin. Hope you have a great day.

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  8. How I print: I send the image to myself in a text and can then just scroll down to print. Perfect every time!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Melba I will add your tip to the list. It has been so wonderful that so many sweet stitchers have shared how to print. I have learned so much. Every little tip helps. Have a beautiful day.

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  9. I'm glad you've been able to add to your bee colony, Melisa. A shame about the large hive, but hopefully, these new members will thrive! The bee chart is darling--thank you, as always for sharing your creative talents so freely! ♥

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    1. We are quite excited with our new bees, and are so glad that they seem to be happy. There are plenty of blooms for them as well. Thank you so much, Carol for the kind words and the sweet Wednesday visit.

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  10. Hola melisa amiga
    Seguro que estรกs abejas estarรกn mรกs que felices zumbando!!!! Y te dara mucha inspiraciรณn para tus proyectos de cruces futuros. Besos amiga

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    1. Aah thank you so much, dear Dianet. Oh yes they do bring me much inspiration. They are so fascinating to watch . They are staying very busy. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit. . Hugs.

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  11. Perdona soy Dianet de Parchesdeamor ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’

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  12. That is an awesome photo of the bees--love it--thanks for sharing and for the free cross stitching--I am nearly done with Block 6 of the Spring sampler!!!!
    hugs, di

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Di. I have been enjoying watching the bees at work. They are quite fascinating. I hope you enjoy this little chart and I am so excited to hear that you are nearing completion of block 6. It means so much that you stitched along with me. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs. 

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  13. Thank you bee ๐Ÿ

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome, dear and thank you for the sweet visit . I hope your day is filled with blessings.

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  14. Such a cute mini sampler, thank you for sharing Melisa! Great pics!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear Diana. I look forward to stitching it up myself soon. I hope you had a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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  15. Very active hives that will soon produce rich honey.
    The embroidery design is very beautiful.
    Thanks for the gift
    Hugs

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    1. They are so busy, Isabel and they seem to be doing well. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and the kind words. Have a blessed day. Hugs.

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  16. Such a pretty little sampler! Thank you, Melisa. Your bees look very happy!

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    1. Aah thank you so much Ginny. My fabric arrived today. So I hope to tea dye it and then stitch this little sampler up for myself. Oh yes we are enjoying our happy bees. They are so busy. Hugs.

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  17. Happy bees make happy honey!! We have lots of white and red clover right now. Cute little sampler!

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    1. These little bees are humming along that is for sure. Our bees have plenty of clover right now. It is so much fun watching them . Thank you for dropping by the farm for a visit . Hugs.

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